Archive for August, 2007

Money Creek, MN rally site destroyed by flash flood

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Message below from our Milwaukee friend Bob Grambling.   I met Bob at a sushi bar down the street from my apartment when I was living in downtown Milwaukee. We later attended many BMW rallies together, along with his partner Bunny. Bunny was the key element and one of the prime instigators of ...

In This Land

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Please see the PDF document at: http://www.hackneys.com/docs/in-this-land.pdf   You will need an Adobe PDF document viewer to open this file. You can download a free PDF viewer from Adobe at: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2_allversions.html

Why there will never be publicly funded elections in the U.S.

Friday, August 24th, 2007

We just spent a couple of weeks in Iowa. During the presidential campaign portion of the election cycle. During the pre-caucus portion of the presidential campaign portion of the election cycle. There is nothing quite like that experience. Especially if you have friends and relatives who are normal Americans and watch ...

Iowa Factoids

Friday, August 17th, 2007

We spent last weekend at my hometown’s big annual event and doing our yearly pilgrimage to the Iowa State Fair with our granddaughter. While we were at the fair some banners containing information about Iowa’s agricultural output caught my eye. I started doing some research and came across some interesting and sometimes ...

Marriage Saver Headsets

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

We discovered these when we were planning to travel by sailboat.  We carry a set with us now. If you do anything with your spouse that involves moving, coordinating, loading, deploying, etc. anything mechanical or in a high noise or seperated-by-distance environment, you need a set of these. Marriage saver headsets: http://www.cruisingsolutions.com/headsets.asp Mariner 500 ...

What did you do in the great real estate bubble crash, grandpa?

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Legend has it that on a pleasant September Friday morning a rich stock broker stopped to get his shoes shined on his way to work. As he perused the morning paper he overhead his shoe shine boy trading stock tips with the boy working next to him. It slowly dawned ...